Re: [patch] Real-Time Preemption, -RT-2.6.11-rc3-V0.7.38-01
From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 04:56:38 EST
On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> The short term fix is probably to put back the preempt_disables, the long
> term is to get rid of these stupid bit_spin_lock busy loops.
Doing a quick search on the kernel, it looks like only kjournald uses the
bit_spin_locks. I'll start converting them to spinlocks. The use seems to
be more of a hack, since it is using bits in the state field for locking,
and these bits aren't used for anything else.
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